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From "Bryan Duxbury (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HBASE-24) [hbase] Scaling: Too many open file handles to datanodes
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 00:35:08 GMT

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Bryan Duxbury updated HBASE-24:
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    Fix Version/s: 0.2.0

> [hbase] Scaling: Too many open file handles to datanodes
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-24
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-24
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: regionserver
>            Reporter: stack
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 0.2.0
>
>
> We've been here before (HADOOP-2341).
> Today the rapleaf gave me an lsof listing from a regionserver.  Had thousands of open
sockets to datanodes all in ESTABLISHED and CLOSE_WAIT state.  On average they seem to have
about ten file descriptors/sockets open per region (They have 3 column families IIRC.  Per
family, can have between 1-5 or so mapfiles open per family -- 3 is max... but compacting
we open a new one, etc.).
> They have thousands of regions.   400 regions -- ~100G, which is not that much -- takes
about 4k open file handles.
> If they want a regionserver to server a decent disk worths -- 300-400G -- then thats
maybe 1600 regions... 16k file handles.  If more than just 3 column families..... then we
are in danger of blowing out limits if they are 32k.
> We've been here before with HADOOP-2341.
> A dfsclient that used non-blocking i/o would help applications like hbase (The datanode
doesn't have this problem as bad -- CLOSE_WAIT on regionserver side, the bulk of the open
fds in the rapleaf log, don't have a corresponding open resource on datanode end).
> Could also just open mapfiles as needed, but that'd kill our random read performance
and its bad enough already.

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